[ uh-key-dee-uhn, uh-kah- ]
/ əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ- /
the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script.
one of the Akkadian people.
of or belonging to Akkad.
of or relating to the eastern Semitic language called Akkadian.
Origin of Akkadian
First recorded in 1850–55; Akkad + -ian
Example sentences from the Web for Akkadian
- Even the conservative primary civilizations (as the Egyptian, Chinese, and Akkadian) rested on much race mixture. The Evolution of States|J. M. Robertson
- Mr. G. Bertin, the Akkadian scholar, favors the same conclusion.Palestine|Claude Reignier Conder
- By these, it is shown to be clearly a Mongol language, closely related to the Akkadian, though somewhat later. The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1|Various
- They were adopted in varying modes for writing Semitic and Aryan languages, as well as the native Akkadian. Paleography |Bernard Quaritch
- A god called Uz has for his name the Akkadian word for goat. Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for Akkadian
/ (əˈkædɪən, əˈkeɪ-) /
a member of an ancient Semitic people who lived in central Mesopotamia in the third-millennium bc
the extinct language of this people, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
of or relating to these people or their language
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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